Roark twirled a gem over seven innings of work, as he allowed just a solo home run in the fourth inning. He limited the Marlins to just three hits and a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 112 pitches over his seven innings.
Roark is now 11-6 and riding a four-start wining streak. He lowered his ERA to 2.74 with the outing, which ranks ninth in the National League. His next start is set for Monday against the Orioles.
Maldonado singled in two runs in the second and added RBI hits in the sixth and eighth to play the role of offensive hero. He sweetened his stat line to .270/.357/.405 in the process.
Gallardo surrendered just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in raising his record to 6-5. He has pitched 14 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in his last two starts after yielding 16 runs in his previous 23 1/3 innings.
He will attempt to maintain his momentum next week against visiting San Francisco.
In what could be his final start with Tampa Bay, left-hander
Price yielded three runs in the first three innings on four hits and two walks before pitching scoreless ball in the last four. He finished with seven hits allowed in seven innings with two walks and six strikeouts.
If he sticks around with the
Chavez appeared in 44 games for the Diamondbacks this season and was hitting .246/.347/.449 in 69 at-bats before injuries ended the 36-year-old's career. He retires as a six-time Glove Glove award winner at third base, who posted six seasons of 25-plus home runs and finished with 260 for his career.
Chavez appeared in 100-plus games just once in his final eight seasons. He retires with a .268/.342/.475 career batting line.
A matchup against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle has
Ortiz has been on a power surge with five home runs in the last nine games.
Richard, who is working his way back from a pair of surgeries, has ye tto pitch this season. He has been throwing off a mound since late June, and will pitch for the team's Arizona League team this weekend. Richard has a 46-47 career record with a 4.33 ERA in 773 major-league innings.
Among the players Boston is rumored to be receiving in return is established Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Lester has forged his finest season and is on a tremendous run. He owns a 10-7 record with a 2.52 ERA that would be easily the best of his career if he maintains it the rest of the year. He has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last eight starts and has 149 strikeouts in 143 innings pitched.
The Orioles are in first place in the American League East and would likely be considered the favorite to win the division if they land Lester.